The French 75 is a classic cocktail that combines bright citrus with the earthy notes of gin and the sparkle of champagne.
Alright, you guys know how much I love posting pop culture recipes, so here’s another, and a toast to the New Year as well! This one is actually inspired by a show I don’t actually watch, Mad Men.
I know, I know, I’m missing out.
I’ve actually seen the first episode and I’m sure it holds up as well as AMC’s The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. Speaking of which, did you see Breaking Bad is coming back for a 6th season! I’m a little torn, as much as I loved the show and will most definitely be watching the new season, I actually sorta loved the “series finale”.
It’s like, why ya gotta go a ruin a good thing, ya know?
Anyways, back to Mad Men. Even though I don’t watch it, I know a lot of you do and you’re going to need
something alcohol to get you through the series finale this spring. I know I did for my beloved How I Met Your Mother finale last March and chose to bawl into a Tootsie Roll Cocktail.
This particular cocktail is not only great for Mad Men lovers, but because of the champagne, it’s the perfect spirit to serve up for New Year’s Eve.
A dry champagne tops off a blend of gin, lemon juice, and sugar for a bubbly cocktail great for any party or celebration!
The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry’s New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun, also called a “75 Cocktail”, or “Soixante Quinze” in French. The French 75 was popularized in America at the Stork Club in New York. – Wikipedia
- 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
- 2 oz. Gin
- 3 oz. Dry Brut Champagne chilled
- Lemon Rind Twist
- Cocktail Shaker
- Champagne Flute
Combine ice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin in the cocktail shaker and shake.
Strain into a champagne flute and top off with a chilled dry champagne.
Garnish with a Lemon twist.
Can substitute simple syrup with 1 tsp of super fine sugar such as Casters Sugar.
If you want a stronger cocktail, add an extra ounce of gin.
Slightly Adapted from Esquire